Södra Säm Parish, Älvsborg, Sweden Genealogy

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Guide to Södra Säm Parish, Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

History[edit | edit source]

Prior to 17 April 1885 Södra Säm was known as Säm (in Kinds härad). On 17 April 1885 the name was officially changed to Södra Säm.

(write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.)

Södra Säm Parish, Älvsborg, Sweden Genealogy
Stift Göteborg
Pastorat -1921 Annex parish in Gällstad, Södra Säm, Grönahög, Tvärred, Marbäck and Finnekumla pastorate
1921-1961 Annex parish in Gällstad, Södra Säm and Grönahögs pastorate
1962 – Annex parish in Gällstad, Södra Säm, Grönahög, Tvärred, Marbäck, and Finnekumla pastorate
Län 1634-1997 Älvsborg
1998- Västra Götaland
Landskap Västergötland
Härad Kind
Tingslag -1947 Kind
1948-1970 Kind and Redväg
1971- Sjuhäradsbygden
Domsaga Sjuhäradsbygden
Fögderi -1917 Redväg and Kind
1918-1946 Kind
1946-1966 Ulricehamn
Kommun 1863-1951 Södra Säm
1952-1970 Åsundens landskommun
1971-1973 Åsunden
1974- Ulricehamn
Militär indelning VESTGÖTA REGEMENTE
Elfsborgs Kompani
Norra Kinds Kompani
Extra Soldat-Roteringen
NAD Ref Code SE/GLA/13539
National Archive SVAR link
Swedish Wikipedia link
SCB Congregation map link
Open Street map link

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Attorp, Axelstorp

Berghagen, Björkelund, Brobacken under Säm Kvarngården, Brobacken under Säm Ågården, Brodahl, Bruket,


Götåkra Övergården, Götåkra Yttergården, Götåkra Mellangården, Götåkra Skattegården

Hagen, Hallstenstorp, Hjortbacken, Hjortåsen, Hästhagen, Hässlet

Kullen, Kuratorpet, Krakaled, Krakatorp under Attarp, Kroken, Kusten, Kvastbacken



Navstocka, Nybygget under Säm Bagaregården, Nybygget under Toarp, Nyhagen, Näset


Pustan under Attorp, Pustan under Götåkra Yttergården


Rud Under Säm Frugården, Rud under Sjögården, Rud under Ågården, Råddorna

Sandslätt, Sjögås, Skogen under Attorp, Skogen under Toarp, Skogen under Vegby Svarvaregården, Svedjorna under Vegby Kvarnagården, Svedjorna under Götåkra Yttergården, Säm Bagaregården, Säm Bosgården, Säm Fiskaregården, Säm Frugården, Säm Kvarngården, Säm Lunden, Säm Rävagården, Säm Sjögården, Säm Stommen, Säm Ågården, Sämbergstorp, Södra Torp

Toarp, Tostarp, Tostarp Lilla, Tränget


Vegby Månsagården, Vegby Svarvaregården, Vegby Yttergården, Vegby Övregården, Vidlötan, Värmland


To see what kind of place it is you will need a Swedish Gazetteer.

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Collections[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Database Church Records[edit | edit source]

The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these five sites (see links to specific collections below). Four of these sites require a subscription for access. (ArkivDigital, Ancestry.com, and MyHeritage.com are available at a FamilyHistory Center near you free of charge.)

Help Using ArkivDigital: Online Databases for Sweden[edit | edit source]

These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Click Sweden, Älvsborg Records for a full listing of microfilmed records (some digitized online) at the Family History Library, that may be digitized. Check back occasionally to see if your records have become available. In the meantime, some of them might be available at a Family History Center near you.
Click on "Places within Sweden, Älvsborg" and then select your parish.

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

Help Reading Swedish Records[edit | edit source]

Help Reading Old Handwriting[edit | edit source]

Help With Research Objectives and Strategies[edit | edit source]

Sweden Research Strategies

References:[edit | edit source]

Södra Säm Husförhörslängd 1835-1841, 1841-1849 Ortregister